Lake County Motorist

Suburban Chicagoland commuter and motorist weblog

A few Lake County Passage links to get you started

To live in Lake County is to be stuck in traffic” – Congressman Mark Kirk in 2004, announcing Lake County Passage, our very own traffic management system. Too many people, two-lane roads, and now there’s too much traffic.

AM 1620 is Lake County’s all-traffic radio station. A recording recites a loop of local traffic advisories. It’s super-local and useful if you’re in the reception area. If only the narrator’s voice was less, ahem, annoying.

Big Brother is Watching – the recent and upcoming expansion of Lake County Passage traffic monitoring system to include more cameras.

“We’ll be working on this for years until we get the whole county covered” – Lake County Transportation Director Martin Buehler

There is a creepiness to that statement. Our tax dollars at work?

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Welcome to Lake County Motorist!

This blog will cover traffic and commuting information for Lake County, Illinois.

There are quite a few counties named “Lake” in the US. I live in the one north of Chicago. So do a lot of new residents and their cars. I consider it an ongoing challenge to find the best route between Point A and Point B. Sometimes the best route is the most scenic. Sometimes it’s the fastest. Sometimes it includes highways and sometimes only local roads. I hope to share and learn about the best Lake County drives, and maybe shave a few minutes off of my commute in the process.

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